Salsa Caliente  May 17, 2016

In This Issue
AMATEUR SALSA COMPETITION & DANCE
WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS & DANCING
SPECIAL WORKSHOPS IN MAY
DROP IN CLASS SCHEDULE
NEW KIDS TEAM
UPCOMING EVENTS
SALSA DEL BARRIO RADIO
THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR
CONTACT US
   
Christina Morrison
Here comes busy season!  Get ready for lots of shows and classes.  
Read below to find out more and mark your calendars so you don't miss out!
 
Christina Morrison, Director
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AMATEUR SALSA COMPETITION & DANCE
Join us for the Salsa Caliente Annual Salsa Competition & All Ages Dance!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
$15 in advance & $18 at the door
Available at  Cafe Casablanca , from any of our performers or by calling 250-881-6141.

Your night will start with a beginner Salsa lesson. No partner or experience is required and all ages are welcome. We'll start with the basics and give you enough to keep you dancing all night! There will be lots of social dancing throughout the night to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata & Cha Cha Cha.

Next up is an exciting Salsa Competition. Who will be your favorite?

While the scores are being tabulated, we'll have a special performance!

Social dancing until after midnight to Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Cha Cha Cha.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
AMATEUR SALSA COMPETITION & ALL AGES DANCE
White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock St, Victoria, BC
8:00pm Doors Open
8:30- 9:30pm Beginner Salsa Lesson- no partner/experience required
9:30- 10:30pm Dancing to Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Cha Cha
10:30- 11:30pm Competiton & Performance
11:30pm- 12:30am Dancing to Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Cha Cha

Everyone is encouraged to enter the competition which is open to amateur dancers. Couples must register in advance by emailing info@calientedance.com and must come prepared with their own music and routine no more then 2 minutes long. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Click here for full rules- http://calientedance.com/rules/.


WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS & DANCING
Join us for a special weekend of workshops & dancing! 
No partner required. Drop ins welcome.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3- White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock St, Victoria
Join us for our  Amateur Salsa Competition & All Ages Dance  starting with a beginner salsa lesson and featuring, social dancing, the competition and a performance.  All ages welcome! 

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 - Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St, Victoria
Tonight we'll be at   Cafe Casablanca  starting with a beginner Salsa On 1 lesson at 8:30pm, then dancing until 1am with a performance at 10:30pm by our Touring Teams Performance Bootcamp. All ages welcome! 

SUNDAY, JUNE 5- Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St, Victoria
Special workshops with a guest instrictor!
12:30- 1:30pm Boogaloo & Cha Cha Workshop- All levels
1:45- 2:45pm TMBM Salsa Shines- All level s
3:00- 4:00pm Salsa Partnerwork On 2- All levels
SUNDAY COST: (+$2 min charge at the cafe)
$18 per workshop
$15 each for all 3 (paid in advance only)

Register now by emailing info@calientedance.com or calling 250-881-6141

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS IN MAY
Workshops are held Tuesdays from 8:00- 9:00pm @ Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St.
$12 drop in or $55 for a 5 class punch card (+$2 min charge at the cafe).  
No partner or experience required.  Drop ins welcome. 

MAY 17- PUERTO RICAN BOMBA 
Bomba is a Puerto Rican folkloric dance that first developed in the late 17th century as a way for slaves to continue to worship their African gods once their religion had been banned. The dance involves a call and answer between the drums and the dancers and its movements typically revolved around events in the community. This is one of the dances that Salsa steals its body movement from.  

MAY 24-  PUERTO RICAN PLENA
The Plena is an important folkloric dance of Puerto Rico. The music may have originated as early as the late 1800's with the dance being added in the1920s. It was referred to as the "singing newspaper" and related events of the day from town to town. Come and learn this fun couples dance that is tied to the roots of Salsa dancing.

MAY 31- STEALING THE GIRL
Learn how to steal with style!
Men- how do you steal someone else's partner and look good doing it?
Ladies- What do you do when 2 guys are dancing with you at once?

DROP IN CLASS SCHEDULE

SALSA ON 2 (MAMBO) & CHA CHA CHA
Salsa On 2 is danced to the rhythm of the congas and the techniques used allow for quick turns and direction changes, complex partner patterns and more body movement while dancing on a crowded dance floor.  This is not just On1 moved over a count. 
BEGINNER FUNDAMENTALS- Tuesdays, 7:00- 8:00pm
Come and learn the differences and experience the music and the dance in a whole new way! We`ll also teach you to Cha Cha Cha the way they do in Salsa clubs!   This class will introduce you to the essentials by starting with the basic steps and moving through to basic partner combinations. Learn to move your body to the rhythm of Latin music and practice leading and following techniques to get you ready to move to the next level. No dance experience or partner required! 
INTERMEDIATE- Mondays, 6:30- 7:30pm
Challenge yourself to improve in this class.  We will be working on body movement, spinning, shines, ladies styling and more. Each class will start with an open footwork combination (shine) and continue to a partnerwork combination. Must be a competent On 2 dancer or have instructor permission to attend. No partner required.  (pay for this class and attend Fundamentals the next day for free!)
 
SALSA ON 1
LA Style Salsa is one of the newest forms of salsa having been developed in the late 1990's with a strong Hollywood influence. This style is characterized by large, flashy moves and is based on variations on the Crossbody Lead. 
BEGINNER- Thursdays, 9:00- 10:00pm
This class will introduce you to the essentials by starting with the basic steps and moving through to basic partner combinations. Learn to move your body to the rhythm of Latin music and practice leading and following techniques to get you ready to move to the next level. No dance experience or partner required! 
IMPROVERS- Thursdays, 8:00- 9:00pm
Get really comfortable with all of your foundations and learn how to combine the moves you already know into smoothly flowing combinations that are great on the social dance floor! We will also be working on body movement, spinning, shines and ladies styling. Each class will start with an open footwork combination (shine) and continue to a partnerwork combination. The shines portion of the class is a great way to improve balance, timing, speed and coordination. Must have completed Beginner Salsa On 1 or have instructor permission to attend. No partner required.  (pay for this class and stay for beginner for free!)
 
BACHATA
Bachata is a dance from the Dominican Republic that is now popular all over the world!
ALL LEVELS- Thursdays, 7:00- 8:00pm
This all levels class will get you started with all of the basics you need to have a great dance and then teach you to dip & sway your way into a dance to remember! WARNING- This workshop is going to get sexy!!! There will be lots of time to social dance and practice what you have been learning during class.

SPECIAL WORKSHOPS
Every week we will be offering special workshops to help you improve your dancing.  Spinning, styling, musicality, history, social dance tips and more.  You won't want to miss this!
ALL LEVELS- Tuesdays, 8:00- 9:00pm
Click here to see workshop schedule.

All classes are held at Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St in Victoria.  Cost is $12 drop in or $55 for a 5 class punch card. (+$2 min charge each time at the cafe).    Click here for more details.

NEW!  JOIN OUR SALSA CALIENTE KIDS TEAM
Salsa Caliente has started a kids team! It is a local performance group with rehearsals once a week. We currently have kids between ages 6-11 but all ages are welcome.


SALSA CALIENTE KIDS TEAM
Saturdays 4:00- 5:00pm
Cafe Casablanca, 2524 Bridge St, Victoria, BC

Learn exciting choreographies to perform at local events as well as the history of the dance and the music. 

The team is under the direction of Christina Morrison. Christina has been dancing her whole life. With a background in music (she also plays the saxophone) as well as ballet, jazz and competitive ballroom, she has been dancing salsa for over 18 years and is one of the only instructors in Canada certified by the World Salsa University in Puerto Rico to teach LA, New York & Puerto Rican Salsa. For 15  years Christina has been the director & choreographer of the internationally touring dance company Salsa Caliente and has traveled to perform all over the West Coast as well as in Italy, Puerto Rico, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, the Bahamas and Mexico. She has competed twice for Canada in the World Salsa Open Championships and is now a certified judge. Christina has choreographed for Salsa Team Canada, as well as for numerous music videos and has had the honor of dancing on tour with some of the top bands including Juno nominated band "The Puentes Brothers" and Grammy Award winners "Spanish Harlem Orchestra".

No dance experience, partner or audition required! Contact Christina at 250-881-6141 if you are interested in joining. 

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES & SPECIAL EVENTS  
CLICK ON THE EVENTS BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS. 

Friday, May 27, 2016
Our top dancers will be on stage with this Latin band.  Come and dance the night away!

Saturday, May 28, 2016
All of our teams will be performing at this free outdoor festival.  

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Our Student Salsa Team performs tonight.  Beginner lesson and dancing for all ages.

Friday, June 03, 2016
Who will go on to represent Victoria in the Northwest Championships?

Saturday, June 04, 2016
Tonight features a special performance by our Touring Teams Performance Bootcamp

Sunday, June 05, 2016
Special workshops with a guest instructor.  Register today!

Saturday, June 11, 2016
Performance by our Touring Couples & Ladies Teams before heading to Portland 7

Friday, June 17- Sunday, June 19, 2016
Our top teams & our competition winners will be performing at this event.

Friday, July 1, 2016
All of our teams will be performing at this free outdoor festival.

Sunday, July 24- Saturday, July 30, 2016
Our top teams will be performing at this event for the 12th consecutive year!

SALSA DEL BARRIO RADIO
Salsa Del Barrio Radio is a show airing every Saturday from 11:00am- noon featuring interviews with local and international Salsa dancers and musicians, the history of Salsa music and dance and lots of great Salsa music! Check out the show HERE. You can listen in Victoria on 101.9fm or online from anywhere in the world!


THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS  
 
¡SALSA CALIENTE! 
would like to thank our sponsor for the their support.  We really appreciate it!  Please try to send your business their way!

 

· CAFÉ CASABLANCA, Victoria

      www.cafecasablanca.ca  

      Victoria's only dance café with salsa or tango every night.

 

HOW TO CONTACT US 
 

Telephone: 250-881-6141

 

Email: info@calientedance.com


Website: www.CalienteDance.com & www.SalsaWithMe.com 
 
 

Thanks for staying in touch and for all of your support.  See you in class!
 
Sincerely,
 
Christina Morrison & The Salsa Caliente Dancers